Backyard barbecues, treks on nature trails, and more time spent enjoying the great outdoors are all hallmarks of summer, especially this year as we get back out in the real world. But the warmer weather also comes with an influx of insects that range from mild nuisances to painful pests.
Luckily, you don’t have to forgo eco-friendliness or natural products in order to effectively protect your family and home from pests. We’ve rounded up the best natural mosquito repellents and bug sprays based on your top concerns. Backyard protection? Family safety? We've researched — and asked the experts — how natural insect repellents manage to be tough on bugs while still gentle on the environment. Here's what we found.